Monday, July 18, 2011

July Book Club Review

The Bride
Author: Julie Garwood
Series: #1 in Lairds' Brides Series
Published: 1989
Publisher: Pocket Star
# Pages: 384

By edict of the king, the mighty Scottish laird Alec Kincaid must take an English bride. His choice was Jamie, youngest daughter of Baron Jamison...a feisty, violet-eyed beauty. Alec ached to touch her, to tame her, to possess her...forever. But Jamie vowed never to surrender to this highland barbarian. He was everything her heart warned against—an arrogant scoundrel whose rough good looks spoke of savage pleasures. And thought Kincaid's scorching kisses fired her blood, she brazenly resisted him...until one rapturous moment quelled their clash of wills, and something far more dangerous than desire threatened to conquer her senses... -- From Product Description

Honestly, I can't really pick up what I liked and disliked from this book.  Normally I don't like books where I cringe over most of the actions of the characters and I found myself doing it with Jamie quite frequently.  I said normally because I liked this book, I couldn't put it down and finished it on one lazy Sunday.  Alec and Jamie were a perfect balance of seriousness and fun/crazy/stupidity. 

The group liked the book overall, I don't think it was a top favorite though, but it was well received.  There was one big complaint and that was about the "villain" in the book.  Not to spoil it, but there was a dislike to the characterization of the person. 

Friday, July 1, 2011

June Month in Review

For June we read Slave to Sensation by Nalini Singh.  I loved it and quickly read through the rest of the series finishing Kiss of Snow while on vacation this month. 

I checked out three books this month (as well as a few DVDs).  I’m still working my way through The Help and I love the three voice actresses they have for the audio book.  
  1. Three in Death by J. D. Robb
  2. The Help by Katheryn Stockett [audio book]
  3. Sisterhood Everlasting by Ann Brashares

I didn’t read any books about men in uniform this month L.
Nora Roberts Reading Challenge
While I didn’t read any Men in Uniform books, I was able to knock some books off this reading challenge.  I read all the novellas in the In Death series and Carnal Innocence before I watched the Lifetime Movie.